Jackboots on Whitehall
Time Out says
Surely good satire needs to show courage and relevance? It’s hardly bold when your characterisations are familiar from ‘’Allo ’Allo!’ and your subject is 70 years old and done to death. Visually, the film can be fun: the characters, from Goebbels’s anaemic runt to a British spiv in a Kentish village are rendered as grotesque caricatures and the filmmakers lay on thick the tongue-in-cheek pyrotechnics and blood-letting. But the script feels like the product of a feeble, end-of-term university revue circa 1949. There’s even a running joke about ‘fannies’. A notable voice cast, including Ewan McGregor and Timothy Spall, makes very little mark at all. Profoundly silly, it should be. Pointless, it shouldn’t.
- Release date:Friday 8 October 2010
- Duration:91 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry
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